Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Book Early for Summer Travel Deals

Book Early for Summer Travel Deals
Wall Street Journal
Cynthia Brough, a spokeswoman for AAA Travel, advises people to begin searching and bookearly for the best availability. "The key to securing a great travel value is knowing when to buy," Ms. Brough says. "For summer travel that time is now.

Hop-on's Tourism Phone Hits the Streets of Cozumel Island Mexico at Ultimate ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The phone links customers to specific tourism features such as 24 hour a day privileges and services in Cozumel, Mexico with a personalized customer Ultimate Vacation Store. Hop-on is the first and only major carrier to bring such tremendous and ...

Global Online Travel Report 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
In its latest "Global Online Travel Report 2012" Hamburg-based secondary market research firm yStats.com gives a detailed overview of the international online travel market. In addition to information about the global market, the report covers ...

Diving, fishing and sailing holidays promoted to Middle East by Seychelles
The inquiries and expressions of interest received on fishing, sailing, and diving during the event were beyond our expectations. There were also inquiries on honeymoon and wedding packages. We look forward to increasing our market share from this ...


Winter Park Resort Gets Fresh Online Image and Improves Web Conditions With ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar 19, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Sitecore today announced that Winter Park Resort, Colorado's longest continually operated ski resort and an Intrawest company, has improved its digital marketing promotions, saved significant ...

International Travel and Your Laptop
By Lincoln Spector, PCWorld Mar 19, 2012 7:04 AM Many travel concerns are identical whether or not you're crossing international borders. I'll start with those and then go on to specifically international issues. Your laptop could be stolen at the ...

2 dead, 1 injured on Sierra slopes
San Francisco Chronicle
A skier died Sunday at the Sierra at Tahoe ski resort when he fell into a deep hole in the snow created by an underflow of water, officials said. Yiwei Hu, 54, of Gold River (Sacramento County) was skiing on an expert run in the Castle Creek area of ...

Queensland Resorts Sell at a Discount as Aussie Clips Tourism
Club Mediterranee (CU) SA's Lindeman Island resort is on the market with an asking price of about A$10 million ($10.5 million), a 10th of what the French company spent to buy and expand it in the early 1990s. For-sale advertisements of hospitality ...

Tobago Tourism Board and Hotel Association Sign with Regatta Travel Solutions
MarketWatch (press release)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- In a joint effort, the Tobago Hotel & Tourism Association and the Tobago Tourism Board have both signed agreements with Regatta Travel Solutions. Regatta's booking engine solution coupled ...

Tennessee tourist who brought gun to 9/11 Memorial gets misdemeanor plea deal
New York Daily News
Tourist Meredith Graves pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor possession count for the gun, which was licensed in her home state. "Yes," Graves, 39, replied when a Manhattan judge asked if she were guilty of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

New York Daily News

2 dead, 1 injured in Calif. skiing incidents
CBS News
The owner of China Peak Mountain Resort northeast of Fresno says a 30-year-old man was killed Sunday after falling head first in an open ski area. The snowboarder was in an advanced area by himself when he suffocated after falling head first in about ...

Deep sea tourism: Voyage to the bottom of the sea
Deep sea tourism could take off in years to come, says marine specialist Capt. Alfred S. McLaren (CNN) -- Film maker James Cameron may be about to set out on the first ever solo dive to the Mariana Trench, the deepest known point of the world's oceans, ...

Best credit cards for vacation travel rewards
Fox Business
According to the US Travel Association, Americans plan three of every four domestic trips for leisure purposes. That means big changes at airports, where airlines have replaced swanky lounges with extra departure gates. Even the best credit cards for ...

Maoist rebels abduct two Italians on vacation in India
Christian Science Monitor
Maoist rebels say they abducted two Italians on vacation after they were spotted taking photos of women from one of India's indigenous tribes who were bathing in a river in the eastern state. By Jatindra Dash, Reuters / March 19, 2012 An Indian forest ...

Christian Science Monitor

Planning a Great Vacation-Go Online Before You Go Away
MarketWatch (press release)
TORONTO, ONTARIO, Mar 19, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Planning a great vacationcan be a lot of fun, but the process can be expensive as well. The price of fuel has been on the rise, and that has led to an increase in the cost of everything from ...

Forget 'Wolves'—Kevin Costner Grapples With Bison These Days
Wall Street Journal
DEADWOOD, SD—Peggy Detmers thought she had landed the commission of a lifetime about 20 years ago when the actor Kevin Costner asked her to create the centerpiece for a luxury resort he planned here in the Black Hills: 17 big bronze statues of ...

Wall Street Journal

Later than they hoped, but Sierra ski resorts rejoice over storms that drop ...
Washington Post
It may be later than they wanted, but Sierra Nevada resort operators are rejoicing after a string of storms produced the season's best skiing conditions. The Boreal and Soda Springs resorts north of Lake Tahoe report receiving 6 to 8 feet from storms ...

Overseas Adventure Travel Introduces Colombia's Colonial Jewels & Caribbean Coast
MarketWatch (press release)
Adventure travel with OAT is a journey beyond the familiar, one that takes you into the very heart of a destination - to meet people where they work and live. Awarded a Global Vision Award for Philanthropic Travel by Travel+Leisure, Overseas Adventure ...

South Dakota Supreme Court to hear appeal of Kevin Costner sculpture ruling
Washington Post
The Hollywood superstar paid Peggy Detmers $300000 to make the sculpture in the 1990s for a resort he planned in South Dakota's Black Hills. The resort was never built but he instead placed the sculpture at his Tatanka attraction near Deadwood.

FlightStats and Innovata Team Up to Deliver Innovative Travel Information ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 Innovata,LLC, a travel technology specialist, and FlightStats, the undisputed leader in global flight information services, are pleased to announce a strategic collaboration that combines the best of both company's ...

Sleep like a log in these old-timey tourist cabins near Asheville, N.C.
Kansas City Star
Unplugged from the 21st century, and plugged into what travel was like when your parents were kids and your grandparents were doing the driving. There was a time when tourist cabins like these were a step up in America's wanderlust.

Threat to Chinese tourist spending boom
By Craig Stephen HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Last year Chinese tourists bought almost two-thirds of luxury goods sold in Europe as they went on a record spending-spree. But while mainlanders are happy to splurge on foreign soil, what their government ...

GVSU tourism students to attend Governor's Conference on Tourism
Rick Snyder and Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, as well as tourism industry leaders including George Zimmermann, vice president of Travel Michigan and Peter Greenberg, travel editor for CBS News. “The importance of tourism as a contributor to the ...

4 Ways to Spot a Great Travel Rewards Credit Card
As a result, the perks and parameters used to distinguish a good travel rewards card from a great one have changed recently. We break down how those with excellent credit can determine whether a particular card is worthy of their business: Rewards ...


Park City Mountain Resort could close next season
Salt Lake Tribune
By Christopher Smart It was almost as if the earth shook last week in Utah's premier ski town: Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) announced it might not open next ski season if a lawsuit it filed against its landlord is not successful.

Harper Government Boosts Tourism by Investing in War of 1812 Commemorations ...
MarketWatch (press release)
VANCOUVER, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Important commemorations for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 will boost tourism and allow Canadians to celebrate their history, thanks to investments from the Government of Canada.

Bergen County vacation travel club accused of fraud
BY CHRISTOPHER BAXTER TRENTON — A Bergen County vacation travel club and its owner allegedly defrauded dozens of consumers by failing to provide promised promotional cruises, airfares and discounts, the state Attorney General's Office said today.

Bali terror suspects targeted Australian tourist bar
The Australian
Canberra's advice to intending Australian visitors to Bali remained at the second-highest warning level - "reconsider your need to travel" - during the surveillance. The Department of Foreign Affairs warning to Australians travelling to Indonesia "due ...

Indonesian police kill 5 suspected terrorists in raids on Bali island ...
Washington Post
BALI, Indonesia — Police fatally shot five men who were suspected of planning robberies of money changers, jewelers and other targets on Indonesia's resort island of Bali so they could fund terrorist attacks, officials said Monday.

4 dead at Mo. campsite may be murder-suicide
CBS News
Authorities are investigating the killing of a woman and three children at a campground and resort in eastern Missouri as a possible triple-murder suicide. Crawford County Sheriff Randy Martin says in a statement that four bodies were found about 1 pm ...

CBS News

How autism changed my travel | Matador Network
By Priyanka Kher
FOUR YEARS INTO OUR MARRIAGE, my husband Baroon and I decided to start a family. Tanvi was born on the 26th of January, 2008, in Christchurch, New Zealand. She had big brown eyes, and thick black hair. She was perfect. So was our ...
Matador Network

Fox & Friends Compares Vacation Photos Of Shirtless Politicians ...
By Meenal Vamburkar
The Fox & Friends crew started off the week with a short segment on, well, shirtless politicians. From Rick Santorum to President Obama, they compared vacation photos — rather bluntly.

Skier Injured In Avalanche At Kirkwood Mountain Resort « CBS ...
By Lisa
Two skiers were caught up in an avalanche at Kirkwood Mountain Resort Sunday afternoon, according to resort officials.
CBS Sacramento

Joe. My. God.: Canada Warns Against Travel To Russia
By Joe
Canada Warns Against Travel To Russia. In light of the widening campaign to repress LGBT people across Russia, Canada's Foreign Minister has warned gay citizens to be wary of travel there. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has told the ...
Joe. My. God.

Tourism sec. pulls race from ad casting
New Mexico's tourism secretary says race descriptions will be pulled from a casting call for an upcoming state ad campaign after a casting notice called for Caucasian or "light-skinned" Hispanics to star in the spot.
KRQE News 13 - Top Stories

Travel industry's new gold mine: China-centric hotel brands ...
By CNNGo staff
China is expected to become the world's largest hotel market by 2025 and the second-largest business travel market, after the United States, by the end of 2020.

Mundane Travel Posters Hit Close to Home | Geekosystem
By Max Eddy
Follow the endless flow of the Internet, explore the forgotten back of your fridge, shirk actual social interaction and instead spend the day in bed playing Skyrim; These are but a few of the disturbingly-close-to-home travel agent posters that ...

Travel Posters for Lazy People (6 Pics) | Pleated-Jeans.com
By Jeff Wysaski
Travel Posters for Lazy People (6 Pics). Posted on March 18, 2012 by Jeff Wysaski. Want all the excitement of a vacation, but don't have the energy to leave your couch? If so, then these travelposters by Caldwell Tanner are for you… You may ...

Georgia on your mind? Here's a travel guide | The Kentucky Kernel
By Luke Glaser
The travel time to Atlanta is about six hours, and with time allotted for traffic, pit-stops, hotel check-in and getting to the Georgia Dome, fans should plan on leaving Friday morning at the latest (the Kernel will take this opportunity to encourage ...
The Kentucky Kernel

Years later, he brought her passport back | 89.3 KPCC
By By NPR Staff | NPR
When Betty Werther was young, she traveled the world. Sixty years later, she got a call from a fellow Berkeley alum, and he had found something that belonged to her.
KPCC: Latest News

Marseille Tourist Office & Convention Bureau introduces NFC ...
By Rimma Kats
Marseille Tourist Office & Convention Bureau is letting visitors pay for public transportation, as well as access museums and city attractions through an NFC-enabled city pass. The company worked with Adelya, a software company that ...
Mobile Commerce Daily

Travel Smarter 2012: The best gear for your 2012 travels | Gadling ...
By Pam Mandel
Panasonic Lumix :20x optical zoom in a pocket camera, HD video, a sophisticated range of settings, and great image quality, even in low light. A fantastic travel camera, I can't recommend this thing enough. Panasonic keeps improving it, every ...

OpenROV: Open source robotics seek sharing, travel, gold ...
By jottinge
OpenROV is a project that provides plans and software for a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Currently, it's a series of prototypes, with the goal of a fully-realized design of an underwater exploration device. It was originally created to explore ...

Counterfeit money proliferates in Phl popular tourism area - Home ...
Police authorities has urged tourists to Boracay, the most popular tourist destination in the country, to be vigilant after nine counterfeit banknote syndicates were arrested here over the weekend.
philstar.com - Breaking News

New Hampshire Resorts | Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton ...
The Omni Mount Washington Resort & Hotel, located in Bretton Woods, NH, is gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities. Book here for Omni's ...

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